Danny Stephens

As a collective in an accent towards novelty, art bridges the gaps that language leaves. We birth solutions to our woes through the creative expression of individuals who pause long enough to hear the call. Anything else in my mind is speculation. I have re-wrote my statement enough times to learn that my biggest mistake has been to be concrete in my views and processes. My art has become about curiosity. Each painting is a dive into a particular observation hoping to visually explain what I fall so short on linguistically.

The fields that drive my curiosity most are synchronicity, perspective, and that curiously interactive force that lies just beyond where logic can take us.  I do not know for sure that we will ever grasp it, but I feel it imperative to try.

As for why I do it… I truly do not know yet.

I was born in 1989 and raised in the greater Memphis area, spending my first couple of years of college in Mississippi.  I left the south to pursue life experiences in the form of seasonal employment. This landed me working the ski industry in Utah, where I enrolled to complete my Bachelor’s degree at The University of Utah. I graduated in December of 2015 with a Fine Art degree emphasizing in Art Teaching. As a teaching generalist I was able to explore many forms of art making and found myself most comfortable in painting, both in the studio and in the community.